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Tyrion welcomes a guest to King's Landing. At Castle Black, Jon stands trial. Daenerys is pointed to Meereen, the mother of all slave cities. Arya runs into an old enemy.

Directors:

D.B. Weiss, David Benioff (uncredited)

Writers:

George R.R. Martin (based on "A Song of Ice and Fire" by), David Benioff (created by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Dinklage ... Tyrion Lannister
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ... Jaime Lannister
Lena Headey ... Cersei Lannister
Emilia Clarke ... Daenerys Targaryen
Kit Harington ... Jon Snow
Charles Dance ... Tywin Lannister
Natalie Dormer ... Margaery Tyrell
Jack Gleeson ... Joffrey Baratheon
Sophie Turner ... Sansa Stark
Maisie Williams ... Arya Stark
John Bradley ... Samwell Tarly
Rose Leslie ... Ygritte
Kristofer Hivju ... Tormund Giantsbane
Rory McCann ... Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane
Gwendoline Christie ... Brienne of Tarth
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Storyline

Tywin Lannister gives his son Jaime a new sword and wants him to return to rule at Casterly Rock in his stead. Jaime wants to rejoin the King's guard. Cersei hasn't forgiven her brother for leaving her. Prince Oberyn Martell arrives in King's Landing for the royal wedding. He and his lover, Ellaria Sand, take their pleasure at Littlefinger's establishment. His hatred of the Lannisters becomes apparent as he blames them for the death of his sister. Daenerys' army is marching toward the slave city of Meereen. She comes to realize that her dragons can never be tamed. Sansa still grieves over the loss of her family at the Red wedding. At Castle Black, Jon Snow faces an enquiry before the commanders of the Watch. Arya and Sandor Clegane come across someone from Arya's past. Written by garykmcd

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 April 2014 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

£7,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos (Blu-ray release)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Diana Rigg's surprised exclamation towards Gwendoline Christie's height, when the latter approached her table, was quite genuine. Rigg was aware that Gwendolyn was taller than most women, but was unprepared for just how tall. The producers kept it since it fit in so well with her character. See more »

Goofs

The process shown at the beginning of the episode is called casting, and cannot be used to make swords - they'd be too brittle; forging is a much more elaborate and lengthy process. If the secret of the steel is lost, as both Tywin and Jaime mention, it is impossible to just melt an old sword to make a new one. It is necessary to cut the old sword into parts and reforge it, and to know the exact method (i.e. "secret") to do that, and even then, it'd be a totally different steel. See more »

Quotes

Qyburn: [about Jaime's steel hand] A work of art. The craftsmanship is excellent.
Jaime Lannister: You like it so much, you're welcome to chop off your own hand and take it.
Cersei Lannister: You're such an ingrate. I spent days with the goldsmith getting the details just right.
Jaime Lannister: Days?
[pause]
Cersei Lannister: Better part of an afternoon.
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Connections

References Game of Thrones: The North Remembers (2012) See more »

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Game Of Thrones - Main Title
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Written by Ramin Djawadi
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Two Swords - Two Atmospheres?
7 April 2014 | by loppy66See all my reviews

Personally I didn't expect too much for the new season start, as in the books it is rather a long winding role play before the Purple Wedding. However I loved to see the fact how the character of the main actors is developing and changing. The acting was absolutely fantastic in my opinion. I was impressed after viewing the first episode, because I found a parallel in between the title "Two Swords" (and the actual forging of them) and the storyline of this episode. Don't know whether this was just making up in my mind or whether the author intended to do this:

Two Swords - Two Atmospheres

1. Wrath - Anger - Hate: The Hound, Arya, Daenerys, Oberyn, Mance Rayder, The Wildlings

2. Desperation - Sadness - Pride: Jaime Lannister, Cersei Lannister, Jon Snow, Shae, Tyrion

Can't wait for more!

2 thumbs up!


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